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Evolutionism Myth #3: 

Mutation is a plausible cause of evolution


Even though mutation took place, fruit flies remained fruit flies.

Mutation, which is regarded as the cause of evolution, does not bring about a new shape or a new function all at once but it is only a minute, random, directionless change. But in order for a living being to evolve, "a directional mutation, rather than a random, directionless mutation, must occur accumulatively and in a rather short period of time, considering the nature of the history of evolution," as Kinji Imanishi, a Japanese anthropologist, states (Imanishi 1976, 24). The reason is that an intermediate, incomplete, inefficient state prior to a new structure or function must quickly be traversed. It is utterly unthinkable that the forms and functions of living beings would undergo changes through "a slow, easygoing process in which mutation starts with a certain individual within a species, is transmitted hereditarily to the next generation through sexual reproductive action, and gradually spreads within the species through differential reproduction," as evolutionists assert (Imanishi 1976, 25).

The next point is that mutation is generally harmful and destructive to living beings. Dobzhansky said, "Mutation is a destructive, not a creative, force. Some mutations occur naturally, and those are probably the result of cosmic radiation" (Dobzhansky 1960, 39). Mayr also said, "It can hardly be questioned that most visible mutations are deleterious" (Mayr 1963, 174).

How could one explain the formation of a new species through mutation, which has such features as mentioned above ? Geneticists have tried to cause mutation in fruit flies by irradiating them with x-rays; however, the changes that occurred as a result were only loss of wings, different color of eyes, and so on-which are nothing but changes in shape, or deformities, within the confines of the species. Even though x-rays or gamma rays have been applied to fruit flies for several decades, even until today, in the end those fruit flies have remained fruit flies. Up to the present time, there has not been a single case of a change of species confirmed through experimentation or observation.

The alleged new species of primrose that De Vries thought he had "discovered" were not new species at all but rather mere variations of the same species.

What Darwin observed in the Galapagos Islands was only the changes in the bills and wings of the birds. From that observation, he drew the conclusion "these species are changing," and finally came to the conclusion that humankind evolved from the ape. This is nothing but extrapolation and magnification of his observations. It is similar to what Karl Marx did: He observed the conflict between capitalists and laborers in capitalist society, extrapolated his observation to the whole of human history, and concluded that "human history is the history of class struggle."


Excerpt from:

From Evolution Theory to a New Creation Theory -- Errors in Darwinism and a Proposal from Unification Thought

Under the Supervision of Dr. Sang Hun Lee



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